Randall Bernot

Associate Professor

CP 189B  Phone: 765-285-8844  

Department of Biology
Ball State University
Cooper Life Science Building, CL 121
Muncie, IN 47306

Related Link
Personal Web site

University of Pittsburgh, B.S.,1994
Clarion University of Pennsylvania, M.S.,1999
Kansas State University, PhD, 2003

Research Interests

  • community ecology
  • ecotoxicology
  • disease ecology


  • parasite impacts on ecosystems
  • ecotoxicology of man-made chemicals on aquatic organisms, communities, and ecosystems
  • chemical cue effects on animals
  • invertebrate diversity

Recent Publications

Bernot, R.J., W.K. Dodds, M.C. Quist, and C.S. Guy. 2006. Temperature and kairomone induced life history plasticity in coexisting Daphnia. Aquatic Ecology 40: 361-372.

Couling, D., R. Bernot, K. Docherty, J. Dixon, and E. Maginn. 2006. Assessing the factors responsible for ionic liquid toxicity to aquatic organisms via quantitative structure-property relationship modeling. Green Chemistry 8: 82-90.

Bernot, R.J., E. Kennedy, and G.A. Lamberti. 2005. Effects of ionic liquids on the survival, movement, and feeding behavior of the freshwater snail, Physa acuta. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 24: 1759-1765.

Bernot, R.J., M.A. Brueseke, M.A. Evans-White, and G.A. Lamberti. 2005. Acute and chronic toxicity of imidazolium-based ionic liquids on Daphnia magna. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 24: 87-92.

Bernot, R.J., W.K. Dodds, M.C. Quist, and C.S. Guy. 2004. Spatial and temporal variability of zooplankton in a Great Plains reservoir. Hydrobiologia 525: 101-112.

Bernot, R.J., W.K. Dodds, M.C. Quist, and C.S. Guy. 2004. Larval fish-induced phenotypic plasticity of coexisting Daphnia: an enclosure experiment. Freshwater Biology 49: 87-97.

Quist, M.C., C.S. Guy, R.J. Bernot, and J.L. Stephen. 2004. Factors related to growth and survival of larval walleyes: implications for recruitment in a southern Great Plains reservoir. Fisheries Research 67: 215-225.

Bernot, R.J. 2003. Trematode infection alters the antipredator behavior of a pulmonate snail. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 22: 241-248.

Bernot, R.J., and K. Whittinghill. 2003. Population differences in effects of fish on Physa integra refuge use. American Midland Naturalist 150: 51-57.

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